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FIG Publication on Reference Frame translated into Spanish

November 2017

FIG Publication no 64 on Reference Frame in Practice Manual  has been translated into Spanish: Manual de Marcos de Referencia en la Práctica

The original publication was published in 2014 and is a FIG Guide in the FIG Publication series. The publciation is edited by Graeme Blick,  Commission 5 Working Group 5.2 on Reference Frames.

The translation into Spanish has kindly been made by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía de México (INEGI) and was reviewed by Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos en Topografía de España. A special thanks to the Dirección General de Geografía y Medio Ambiente delInstituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) who made this translation possible.

In his foreword, former Chair of Commission 5, FIG Vice President and now Honorary Member, Matt Higgins writes: During my time in Commission 5 as a Working Group Chair and then as Commission Chair, we placed special emphasis on improving the availability of factual and accessible information about reference frame matters, especially for surveyors and decision makers in developing countries. That work was extended and improved by the Chairs of Commission 5 who followed me, Rudolf Staiger and Mikael Lilje. A special feature of the Commission’s work in recent years was a series of workshops on reference frame matters that were attached to FIG and allied events in developing countries.

FIG would like to acknowledge the partnership under our MoU with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, which saw the UN Office fund developing country delegates to attend several of the international workshops that form the basis of this publication. That interaction was very important in identifying the specific topics that this publication should cover and help surveyors to better understand.

An extremely important aspect of this publication is as a concrete demonstration of the value of the increased cooperation in recent years between FIG and its sister association, the International Association of Geodesy (IAG).

It is a pleasure now to be able to offer this publication both in an English and Spanish version:

Louise Friis-Hansen
13 September 2017


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